Richmond: A Historic Walking Tour

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Images of America: Richmond: A Historic Walking Tour guides readers through one of the earliest cities in the United States. The book offers stories about settlers and Native Americans, our Founding Fathers, and even famous celebrities such as Elvis Presley, who made a visit to the Jefferson Hotel. Presented in this book are several walking tours, including one through Capitol Square, home to the Thomas Jefferson-designed state capitol; a stroll down Monument Avenue, one of the first streets to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and even a ramble through Hollywood Cemetery, the picturesque 19th-century resting spot for many celebrated historical figures.
ISBN: 9780738566689
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Keshia A. Case, founder of About Town Tours, LLC, guides groups through the historic areas of Richmond. Case earned a master's degree in art history with an emphasis on architectural history from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The author has gathered historical facts working in several of the local museums. With the assistance of VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives, Case has assembled a fantastic journey of vintage images for natives and visitors to gain an appreciation of Richmond's magnificent history.
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